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Resume Cover Sheet Example - Covering Letter Example

By Alan Leach
Resume cover sheet example

Remembering that the entire purpose of a resume cover sheet is to get you an interview is useful to keep in mind when composing such a letter. An example of a resume cover sheet that does not work effectively is one that is overly long. A potential employer wants to be able to see quickly whether you have the skills mentioned in the job advertisement and whether reading your resume is a good idea or not.

Here we provide a resume cover sheet example or cover letter example to allow you to see some common elements that are evident in all resume cover sheet examples.

Resume cover sheet example

John Smith
123 Example Street
Sometown, Somestate 24689
Telephone: (123) 456-7890

January 1, 2006

Mr. Jones - Director of Human Resources
Jones and Jones associates
123 Covering Avenue
Anytown, Anycity, 12345

Dear Mr Jones:

I am writing to express my interest in applying for the Marketing Manager position as advertised in today's edition (1/1/06) of the Anytown Gazette. Please also find attached a copy of my resume.

As my resume states, I have seven years direct experience in marketing, with the last three of those as a marketing manager.

Throughout my career, I have consistently demonstrated an ability to combine creativity and organization and I believe if I am judged on my track-record for delivering superb marketing strategies for the organizations I have been part of, my credentials will be apparent.

My ability to motivate and inspire fellow marketers saw me get promoted to marketing manager after only four years in a junior role. I also believe my performance in these last three years is a good example of my overall ability to achieve results.

Should you require any further information regarding my application, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your consideration.


John Smith

The writer in the above resume cover sheet example has stressed those attributes that a Marketing Manager might be required to demonstrate, namely, creativity, organizational skills and the ability to motivate and lead a team. With suitable alterations, this resume cover sheet example should allow you to produce a professional covering letter that will impress.

Covering letter example

The following covering letter example provides a basic template that job applicants can use to write their own resume covering letters. A covering letter is a critical tool, and may make the difference between getting that interview or not. This covering letter example is also suitable for sending by email, while still being formal enough to be utilized to suit more traditional correspondence.

Covering letter example

Dear Mr Jenkins,

I would like to apply for the position of Sales Manager, as advertized in the Daily Examiner (1/1/06).

As is clear from my attached resume, my skills and experience more than meet the criteria of the advertized position, and I would like to draw your attention to the following in particular:

 Led a sales team to beat targets by 17% in 2005.
 Four years experience of leading successful sales teams.
 Sales staff turnover decreased by 12% during my tenure as Sales Manager in my previous position.

I am available for interview at any time, and I look forward to hearing from you.

I thank you for your time and consideration.


John Smith

The above resume covering letter provides a good example of a resume cover sheet, and is brief while still highlighting the applicant's suitability for the post. Any good example of a resume covering letter should inspire the reader to take action, which in the case of a resume covering letter sheet is to request the applicant to attend an interview.

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